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CHAPTER 5Citrix XenApp Deployment

This section contains deployment recommendations for Citrix XenApp. Citrix recommends installing XenApp on a Windows 2003 member server, not a Domain Controller. The server must have Terminal Server installed in Application mode. In fact, Service Pack 2005.04 for MetaFrame Presentation Server 3.0 and XenApp 4.0 cannot be installed on a Domain Controller. See Citrix Knowledge Base article CTX106529 for more details.

Domain Controllers replicate the Active Directory database and other data and also provide user authentication. They thus have heavy network and processing requirements. More importantly, the security holes that may be opened by allowing users to access applications loaded onto a Domain Controller ...

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